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WH: 'Retrofitting Buildings...Is One Way to Create Jobs'
CNS News ^ | 5/8/14 | Susan Jones

Posted on 05/08/2014 8:28:45 PM PDT by Nachum

(CNSNews.com) - As job growth lags in the sluggish economic recovery, the Obama White House is pointing to climate change policies as a fix:

Efforts to reduce carbon pollution, far from costing jobs, will create them, a White House spokesman told reporters on Wednesday:

"Retrofitting buildings and modernizing them is one way to create jobs," Josh Earnest said. "It saves companies money in terms of their energy costs, but it also creates jobs in terms of people who are installing updated lighting, modern heating and cooling systems, and other things that make buildings more efficient."

Earnest noted that President Obama has boosted efficiency standards for the manufacture of appliances and vehicles. "All of that saves consumers money in terms of energy costs, but it also creates good manufacturing jobs here in this country," he said.

President Obama on Friday will talk about making buildings more energy efficient as one way of reducing carbon pollution.

"This is a leading trend that we're going to see all across the world that other countries and other markets are going to turn to more energy-efficient products to try to deal with carbon pollution," Earnest said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: buildings; climatechangehoax; cronycapitalism; cronycorporatism; epa; globalwarminghoax; jobs; noaddedvalue; obama; retrofitting; shovelready; unfundedmandates

1 posted on 05/08/2014 8:28:46 PM PDT by Nachum
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2 posted on 05/08/2014 8:29:07 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: Nachum

Apparently the WH does not understand that retrofitting almost always does not really create wealth as much as simply transfer it from elsewhere.


3 posted on 05/08/2014 8:31:58 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: Nachum

Maybe they should break a few windows in the buildings first and make even more jobs...


4 posted on 05/08/2014 8:32:51 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Nachum

Obama’s climate guru: Paint your roof white!
http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/obamas-climate-guru-paint-your-roof-white-1691209.html


5 posted on 05/08/2014 8:33:03 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Nachum

Might as well just do what the Chicoms do. Just start building so much that we have entire cities out there with nobody living in them.


6 posted on 05/08/2014 8:34:12 PM PDT by Greetings_Puny_Humans (I mostly come out at night... mostly.)
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To: Nachum

Would that be all those buildings I see with the “for lease” signs on them because the Democrat economy won’t support our entreprenuers?


7 posted on 05/08/2014 8:35:16 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Nachum

Who’s going to buy these buildings? The businesses that are already reeling from the hit of Obamacare and the threatened minimum wage, not to mention the terrible economy?

I wish there was an adult in charge somewhere in this government.


8 posted on 05/08/2014 8:36:25 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: Nachum

I’m going to start breeding Unicorns.

That should create a whole bunch of Jobs.

In fact, the Unicorns I breed will poop Skittles and pee Two if by Tea Raspberry Iced Tea.

You have to have a leg up on your Competition in the age of Obamunism.


9 posted on 05/08/2014 8:36:27 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: Nachum
""Retrofitting buildings and modernizing them is one way to create jobs," Josh Earnest said."

Obama and his Democrats are beyond stupid.
They're psychotic.

10 posted on 05/08/2014 8:36:31 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: Nachum

A life cycle cost analysis of the Pantheon will demonstrate that beauty and solid design are the most sustainable technologies man has.


11 posted on 05/08/2014 8:36:48 PM PDT by Ouchthatonehurt ("When you're going through hell, keep going." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: Nachum

This isn’t quite Bastiat’s “broken windows” argument, but close.


12 posted on 05/08/2014 8:38:13 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Nachum

Another way to create jobs is to borrow money, then pay people to dig holes, and then pay other people to fill them back up.


13 posted on 05/08/2014 8:39:35 PM PDT by wideawake
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To: Nachum

If this is such a good idea — why wasn’t it part of Porkulus?

Decaying infrastructure has been a problem since before the turn of the century.


14 posted on 05/08/2014 8:39:44 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Nachum

I want to retrofit the White House by removing the incompetent, arrogant, untrustworthy pile of Kenyan dog squeeze and replacing him with an actual American that believes that the constitution was written and designed by men that understood that the strength of the country lies within it’s citizens, not it’s political contributors.


15 posted on 05/08/2014 8:40:32 PM PDT by festusbanjo (November 6, 2012, the day America died. It was a good run.)
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To: Nachum

“Earnest noted that President Obama has boosted efficiency standards for the manufacture of appliances and vehicles. “All of that saves consumers money in terms of energy costs, but it also creates good manufacturing jobs here in this country,” he said. “

The energy savings never approach the increased cost of the product.

And where is this money for retrofitting going to come from? Forced upgrades by the government? Now that the Supreme Ct has said it is OK for the government to require citizens to purchase things for our own good, this will be done like 0bama care.

Just make those rich business and property owners spend money for their own good, after-all, profits are a bad thing./s


16 posted on 05/08/2014 8:46:12 PM PDT by wrench
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To: Jonty30; MeshugeMikey; Jane Long; RitaOK; Texas Fossil; crosslink; Baynative; All

BUMP!

_________________

” - - - Obama has boosted efficiency standards for the manufacture of appliances and vehicles. - - - - “

Is this a fancy way of saying that Obama has and is “moving forward” with his “Fundamental Transform” to increase his Regulation Strangulation on us while increasing our taxes to pay for something that we do not want done in the first place?

Thought for the night:
Each Obama Magic Wand wave, brings America closer to its grave - - - -


17 posted on 05/08/2014 8:46:15 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Jonty30

These guys are beyond idiots. Retrofitting is expensive, rarely does the energy savings pay back in any kind of reasonable time. They don’t figure the job cuts, or lack of hiring, that will result from having to plug money into something that doesn’t expand production and has low return.


18 posted on 05/08/2014 8:49:22 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead...)
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To: Jonty30
Apparently the WH does not understand that retrofitting almost always does not really create wealth as much as simply transfer it from elsewhere.

I think that the 'WH' understands that completely.

It transfers the wealth from those who are forced to buy it, to those who sell it.

19 posted on 05/08/2014 8:49:35 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: Nachum

instead of being all anal about energy use, why don’t the greenies all voluntarily move into a giant mud hut, stop using any modern conveniences and leave the rest of us the hell alone.

it’s been obvious for a while now that any kind of coexistence with these insane rodents is impossible for reasonable people.


20 posted on 05/08/2014 8:53:24 PM PDT by kingattax (America needs more real Americans.)
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To: Nachum

Yet another way to rid ourselves of those nasty free enterprise profits and further benefit our cronys.


21 posted on 05/08/2014 9:11:47 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: Nachum

Are they shovel ready?


22 posted on 05/08/2014 9:12:26 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conseravtives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: Fledermaus

The eco-nuts are truly mentally ill and probably psychopathic.


23 posted on 05/08/2014 9:19:50 PM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: Nachum

Is this a joke, perhaps left over from the media love in a couple of nights ago?


24 posted on 05/08/2014 9:33:37 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Greetings_Puny_Humans
Might as well just do what the Chicoms do. Just start building so much that we have entire cities out there with nobody living in them.

We already got that, it's called Detroit!

25 posted on 05/08/2014 9:34:39 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: chrisser
*G*..youre old!...Dare ya to show it
26 posted on 05/08/2014 9:35:07 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Nachum

Remember the “stimulus bill”?

They’ve already spent billions on this. It was supposed to create something like a million jobs.

Where are those jobs now?

https://www.ase.org/resources/recovery-act-summary-energy-efficiency-provisions

http://www.washingtonpolicy.org/publications/environmental/weatherization-stimulus-programs-fail-deliver-promised-jobs


27 posted on 05/08/2014 9:35:47 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Nachum

28 posted on 05/08/2014 9:36:43 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

That is VERY funny.

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29 posted on 05/08/2014 9:38:07 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Cheerio
Is this a joke, perhaps left over from the media love in a couple of nights ago?

Why, yes it is. We are the punchline.

30 posted on 05/08/2014 9:38:23 PM PDT by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: chrisser

Digging holes and filling them, working at the DMV...all great make-work jobs.

The levels of Democrat economic illiteracy are astonishing. They actually believe this crap.


31 posted on 05/08/2014 9:46:31 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: wrench

C’mon, Obama...regulate our way to prosperity. Decree the minimum wage to be $100/hour. Decree all cars should get 150 mpg, coal is banned, sea levels to recede and passenger jets to fly at Mach 3. Think of all the scientists and engineers who will be employed achieving these dreams.


32 posted on 05/08/2014 9:50:13 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: StormEye
When its not our money...YOU CAN SAY THAT!!..get a grip!
33 posted on 05/08/2014 9:51:28 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: wideawake
Another way to create jobs is to borrow money, then pay people to dig holes, and then pay other people to fill them back up. <<

That's Perfect!..except for the borrow money part..luckily..I have connections with our government....I have a grant!

34 posted on 05/08/2014 10:02:37 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Nachum

More Soviet economic policy.


35 posted on 05/08/2014 10:06:29 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: ProtectOurFreedom
Digging holes and filling them, working at the DMV...all great make-work jobs.

It betrays a concept of "work" held by people who have themselves never worked.

And, indeed, most liberals have never "worked". They have "taught", they have "consulted", they have "networked". But they've never dug a ditch, built a building, started a business, sold anything (outside a garage sale, perhaps), met a payroll, completed a project or, to tell the truth, accomplished much of anything.

"Work" is something they see depicted on thirties-era Communist posters.

36 posted on 05/08/2014 10:18:28 PM PDT by okie01
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To: Nachum

Quite apart from the “refurbishing buildings” notion being little more than another implementation of the “broken window” fallacy, and apart also from the fact that there is already a HUGE inventory of vacant, highly modernized, office space, there’s also this:

The “refurbishment” would almost certainly be to turn these buildings into LEEDS structures. Just how many of the “jobs” in this program are going to be filled by people who actually know how to do LEEDS-quality work? LEEDS buildings are not simple structures. They’re a system of highly-engineered, high-tech components that all have to work together. Much like modern houses use all kinds of advanced materials that have to be installed correctly in order to function as designed, anyone doing work on a LEEDS building will have to be trained in handling the various components, or all the effort will be wasted.

And then, even *if* the program goes forward, you end up with a bunch of empty LEEDS buildings, which *have* to be constantly maintained or the systems will break down. Who’s going to pay for that?


37 posted on 05/08/2014 11:46:29 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Jonty30
Apparently the WH does not understand that retrofitting almost always does not really create wealth as much as simply transfer it from elsewhere.


WH could care less that retrofitting almost always does not really create wealth as much as simply transfer it from elsewhere.

All the WH cares about is that this is simply one more way to front money to Obama supporters just like the Portland ACORN affiliate that received many millions of Stimulus dollars to ultimately retrofit energy saving flashing and window stripping to a half a dozen homes.

Millions of bucks were either wasted or simply evaporated into thin air with no accounting.

In other words, programs like building retrofits are simply a license to steal taxpayer money for Obama cronies

Which was still a better deal than the the BILLIONS of dollars that were allocated to to fictitious and and totally non existent congressional districts and where the money simply disappeared without a trace.

Kinda like the way 6 BILLION dollars similarly disappeared with out a trace at the Dept of State under Hillary.

Democrats are not good at accounting and accountability.

38 posted on 05/09/2014 1:20:14 AM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Nachum

Obama probably thinks that smashing the windows in homes also creates jobs and wealth - after all, someone has to replace the broken glass.


39 posted on 05/09/2014 2:12:14 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Nachum
WH new job growth list

elevator operators

pencil sharpeners (after mandating pencil usage only)

Gas station attendants

Traffic directing police (after turning off traffic lights to save energy).

Pogo stick manufacturing (after outlawing cars), which of course leads to buggy whip manufacturing job (except NYC).

40 posted on 05/09/2014 2:56:25 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: leapfrog0202
Who’s going to buy these buildings? The businesses that are already reeling from the hit of Obamacare and the threatened minimum wage, not to mention the terrible economy?

I remember in the early days of the Obama regime.....

him touting some jobs created in a town that he visited....

turns out that the only jobs in that town were for temporary workers employed in tearing down some factory buildings for scrap.

41 posted on 05/09/2014 3:26:20 AM PDT by spokeshave (OMG.......Schadenfreude overload is not covered under Obamacare :-()
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To: Nachum

....and cash for clunkers was a roaring success....


42 posted on 05/09/2014 4:14:57 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Ouchthatonehurt
A life cycle cost analysis of the Pantheon will demonstrate that beauty and solid design are the most sustainable technologies man has.

They don't build 'em like this anymore!

43 posted on 05/09/2014 4:21:50 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Jonty30
Apparently the WH does not understand that retrofitting almost always does not really create wealth as much as simply transfer it from elsewhere.

Let's play the game;

OK. Retrofit buildings.

Then what?

I think South Park covered this
1. Retrofit buildings
2. ...
3. Profit!

44 posted on 05/09/2014 6:00:26 AM PDT by IncPen (When you start talking about what we 'should' have, you've made the case for the Second Amendment)
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To: IncPen

-— Then what?

I think South Park covered this
1. Retrofit buildings
2. ...
3. Profit!


I’ll add my corollary. Dig hole. Fill in. Profit! Repeat.


45 posted on 05/09/2014 6:04:33 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Nachum

Sending mobs of brown shirted yutes around to smash hundreds of windows every night would achieve the same objective.


46 posted on 05/09/2014 7:28:27 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

‘Retrofitting Buildings...Is One Way to Create Jobs’
so is building new ones - just sayin


47 posted on 05/09/2014 7:36:37 AM PDT by WorkerbeeCitizen (am in the process of not complying)
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